The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 151 152 185
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.067% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 10
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £315
% change year-on-year -6.04% +18.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (44.44%) ETL
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Database Security
6 2 (22.22%) WorldPay
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (22.22%) Security Auditing
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
6 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Database Security
3 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Security Auditing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) WorldPay
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) iManage
2 1 (11.11%) Reuters